The College of Education at the University of Maryland invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology (HDQM). We seek a nationally or internationally recognized scholar with the vision and interdisciplinary perspective required to lead a strong and diverse faculty in its efforts to advance its tripartite mission of research, teaching, and service.The 24 tenured and tenure-track faculty in the HDQM department contribute to new knowledge in developmental science, educational psychology, and measurement and statistics. Faculty members regularly receive funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Institute of Education Sciences, many national and local foundations and through state and federal contracts. The Department is home to a nationally ranked program in educational psychology, an NICHD-funded graduate training program in social development, and a nationally recognized program in measurement, statistics, and evaluation.

In addition to doctoral and masters degrees in Human Development and in Measurement, Statistics and Evaluation, the department offers an undergraduate major in Early Childhood/Early Childhood Special Education with dual certification (jointly administered with the Special Education Program in the Department of Counseling, Higher Education and Special Education), an off-campus M. Ed. program, and a number of general education courses. The Department administers the Center for Young Children that has a research, practice, and training mission. The proximity to Washington DC creates unique opportunities for collaboration and impact in research, education, and policy contexts. More information about the University of Maryland, the College of Education, and the Department can be found at

Qualifications for the position include:

  • Earned doctorate in human development, educational psychology, developmental psychology, measurement, quantitative methods, or a related area
  • Record of publications and funding commensurate with appointment at the rank of Professor
  • Demonstrated national or international leadership and scholarship in education, human development, quantitative methodology, or a related area
  • Administrative experience in a role as department chair or other comparable experience
  • Experience managing budgets
  • Strong communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills, including the ability to lead a diverse community

We encourage applications from minority candidates, women, and persons with disabilities. The University of Maryland is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is dedicated to increasing diversity of its faculty through hiring and retention of minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

Candidates should upload a letter of application addressing their qualifications; current curriculum vitae; and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of three persons from whom reference letters may be requested. All application materials must be submitted electronically via the eTerp system at

Requests for confidentiality will be honored until the final phase of the search.

Address materials and inquiries to Prof. Colin Phillips, HDQM Search Committee Chair, c/o College of Education, 3119 Benjamin Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Voice: 301-405-2172 FAX: 301-314- 9890 Email:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. For best consideration, please submit by December 1, 2014. Appointment to the position will be effective July 1, 2015.